2021 CJ CUP at Summit 4th Round Odds, Preview and Picks

Rickie Fowler hits his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Rickie Fowler leads the CJ Cup at Summit by two shots over Rory McIlroy after three rounds
Nine golfers are within five shots of the lead on a golf course that yields plenty of low scores
See the updated odds below for Sunday’s final round within the story below

It has been a struggle for Rickie Fowler in the last couple of seasons on the PGA Tour. You wouldn’t know that after his scintillating three-day total at the CJ Cup at Summit, however. The five-time champion, who has just one top-10 in his last 37 starts shot a blistering 9-under, 63 on moving day to open up a two shot edge over Rory McIlroy.

Unsurprisingly, due to his rather pedestrian play, the popular Fowler was not among the favorites to claim the title at the beginning of the week, but he’s found something at this golf course that is yielding plenty of birdies. He has 22 of them against just one bogey, including nine on Saturday. Second round leader Keith Mitchell, who entered the day with a five-shot advantage shot one-over par, opening up this event to the field and making it anybody’s championship to win.

Read on to see the updated odds and the best bets heading into Sunday’s final round.

Updated 2021 CJ Cup at Summit Odds

Golfer
Position
Score
Odds

Rickie Fowler
1st
-21
+180

Rory McIlroy
2nd
-19
+250

Abraham Ancer
T-3rd
-18
+750

Adam Scott
T-3rd
-18
+800

Tyrrell Hatton
T-6th
-17
+1400

Robert Streb
T-3rd
-18
+1800

Keith Mitchell
T-6th
-17
+2800

Cameron Smith
T-8th
-16
+2800

Ian Poulter
T-8th
-16
+5000

Sam Burns
T-10th
-15
+6500

Odds as of October 16th at DraftKings

Rickie Fowler Close To Busting Slump

To say last season didn’t go according to plan for Rickie Fowler would be a massive understatement. He wasn’t even among the top-125 players, finishing the season 134th on the FedEx Cup points list. He had just one top-10 (T-8th at PGA Championship), and he came into the CJ Cup at Summit having missed his last two cuts. He’s been able to discover his old game, however, ranking first in strokes gained: tee-to-green through 54 holes, and is first in greens in regulation (49/54). Fowler hit every green in regulation on Saturday.

His 1st 54-hole lead/co-lead in over two years.@RickieFowler leads by 2 heading into Sunday. pic.twitter.com/BOLYRHQ3AC

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 16, 2021

It’s hard to trust Fowler to close the deal, in particular because his game has been so sketchy entering the week. Despite his vast talents, he surprisingly has just five PGA Tour titles to his credit. With the course playing easy, someone from back in the pack could make up serious ground before he even tees off.

Rory McIlroy, who is in second spot, did even better than Rickie Saturday, posting a 10-under, 62. He’s first in SG: putting for the championship, a marked improvement over him ranking 66th in that category last season. Even though his odds are really low at +250, I’d trust him more.

2021 CJ Cup At Summit Best Live Value Picks

Abraham Ancer (+750): We were high on Abraham Ancer at +3500 odds entering the week, so why deviate from that plan now? He starts three shots behind after a beautiful round of 63. He’s first in putts per green in regulation through 54 holes and third in SG: putting. In his last eight starts, Ancer has a victory and four other top-15 finishes.
Tyrrell Hatton (+1400): Tyrrell Hatton is quietly lurking entering the final round just four strokes off the pace. He finished his round with an incredible eagle on 18 to enter the mix. Making up ground on Sunday isn’t a problem for Hatton, as he ranked first in final round scoring average last season.

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Michael “Hound Dog” Harrison is well known in the sports industry as the resident statistician for the SC with Jay Onrait Show. He has worked at TSN for over 13 years, where he’s been featured on Sportscentre, That’s Hockey, That’s Hockey 2Nite, The Masters preview shows, and several more.

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